Friday, January 27, 2006

Decisions, Decisions.

Making a decision and sticking with it – something so many of us find exceedingly difficult, but why? Why do we struggle with the simple yes’s and no’s and then agonize about whether or not we got it wrong after there is nothing we can do to reverse it?

“I ordered whole milk in my coffee, maybe I should have ordered low fat milk or skim! I’ll probably get fat now! Why didn’t I think of that before? But what if it tastes bad with skim? Hmm… maybe I should have gotten a small… Excuse me, miss…”

A simple trip to Starbucks in the morning can easily bring about this reaction - and on so many levels. I envy the girl who can go up to the barrister and rattle off something like, “grande green tea frap, no whip” (a past favorite of mine) without hesitation. That was me once before they stopped making it and indecision set in. I’ve faced Starbucks with fear and trepidation ever since…

And what about the real choices we must make in life?! Where to live, what to drive, what job to take… the list goes on. If we have this much trouble deciding what kind of caffeine fix best “represents ourselves as a person,” (sense my sarcasm?) how can we be expected to make a lasting decision on matters which carry far greater consequences?

Today I did. At approximately noon, I mailed out my law school application. After reviewing my personal statement countless times on end, I finally made up my mind to just mail it – and I did! And I’ve never felt better. (We’ll see how long that lasts!) Now I’ll just have to decide whether to accept or defer should they choose to accept me… but that can wait for now!

There is no relief like making up your mind and knowing you did everything in your power to make the right decision. Now, it’s in God’s hands and needless to say, I am much more comfortable with that.

Yeah. I could really go for some coffee right about now… how about you?

18 comments:

carolyn said...

you forgot, "who to marry? when to marry? what to study? Where to work? When to switch jobs? etc...

Just this morning, I committed myself to the Lord's plan, seeking first his kingdom and resting in him to provide the rest... which of course, works fine until you have to make decisions.

As always you are on my heart and in my prayers...

Cheerio!

Kristi said...

Coffe sounds great. But I have pretty much found my favorite and stick to it on most occasions..."light mocha frap with strawberry mixed in, no whip."

I'm so glad you sent in your application. Huge weight off your shoulders I bet!

green said...

Hey that's great that you finally mailed it in (your law school app, that is)!!! What school(s) are you considering?

These kinds of decisions ar real tough BUT sometimes exactly what is needed to get your life to the next stage in God's plan for you.

Let us know how it goes.

crossblade said...

wow Law school...awesome...God bless u an fullfill the desires of your heart!!!

yes decesion making is easy...sticking to it is the tough part. howz life treating you? I've been down with fever for a few days..now I'm alrite...

God bless you
thomas

Mr DirtBagger said...

lawschool? jesus h, are there not enough lawyers in the world? Clearly you're smart, pick a nice profession

Pia said...

coffee sounds great. i'm glad you mailed your application in already. trust God to guide you on this. =)

Damian said...

Decisions are only bad when you make the wrong ones. Make each one with God's leading but you have to put yourself in a position to be led by him. Take care, God bless. Always seek him first as carolyn said.

clew said...

Good for you, Nunzia. SOmetimes it's best to just lay it in His hands. He'll know what to do.

Now let's have some coffee.

Just ...
coffee.

:)

Jayne said...

Hello, my name is Jayne and I'm a coffee-holic! It's 9:21pm and yes, I'm drinking coffee!

Good luck with the app. Everything happens for a reason!

Oh....have you tried the Cinnamon Doluce?? Oh so yummy...and with skim! :)

naive-no-more said...

A wise man once said, "Indecision is the biggest thief of opportunity." I say "a wise man" because I can't remember right now who I'm quoting. Shame on me.

audrey` said...

Very good, Nan!
You've taken the first most important step by mailing in your application.
God will guide you and bless you. In God we trust!

Ole said...

I'm sorry to dissapoint you Nan, but you can't trust all these other comments. God is probably busy throwing a huge party, so he got no time to lead you. The decisions you will have to make all on your one. But to help you out: take the black coffe, strong, the only thing for a future Lawyer!

Rebecca said...

Hey! Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

I've dedicated many a post to my coffee ordering. My "high maintenance but keeping it real" coffee, hahaha.

Good for you on moving forward with decisions in your life. Good things happen to those who make good things happen!

cybeRanger said...

You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free.

Who is "the truth"?

Godwyn Lim said...

Hi Sister in Christ,

Just to share with you I face such challenges in life with the "If only...", "What if...", "Maybe...", "I should have..." I do not believe fear or doubts are part of our life, it is a pure deception of the Devil.

"The steps of man are established by the Lord, And He delights in His way. When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong, Because the Lord is the One who holds his hand." Psalm 37: 23-24 (NASB)

I believe God plan for our life & surely He will walk with you, The Lord is with you, May the Lord keep you & Bless you.

P:S I link your blog to mine love your sharing, hope you do not mind:-)

Anonymous said...

MMMMmmmmmmm coffee. MMMMmmmmm Starbucks coffee. MMMMMMMMmmmmm Cinnamon Dolce Starbucks coffee!

Can we go NOW?

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Congratulations on sending in your application. I often have LENGTHY conversations with myself, so I know what you mean!

Just remember, God is faithful!!

audrey` said...

Hey Nan =D
How are you today?

Sycorax said...

Hi Nan! Sorry it's been a while since I've visited your site, to see how you are doing, and to catch up on what you are up to these days. We've been really busy getting ready for our trip in a few weeks.
I really hope the the law school works out for you...I have no doubt in my mind that that you will be excellent at it!(Was ther ever any doubt in YOUR mind? Didn't think so...)
And as far as Starbucks goes...Never really cared for it. Too many choices, not enough plain 'ol regular coffee. Although if you ever get the chance, stop in at a Tim Hortons, and have french vanilla cappuccino.You'll never go back!
Cheers pally!